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Women in Security hailed

National Security Inspectorate (NSI), the UK third party certification body for the security and fire safety sectors, was a proud sponsor of the 2019 Women in Security (WIS) Awards on September 12. The annual event marks the contributions and achievements of women within the wider world of security.

Organised by Professional Security Magazine and WIS patron, Una Riley, almost 250 security professionals gathered aboard the Dixie Queen riverboat on the River Thames to celebrate and honour the 15 finalists. For the full list of winners, visit

Una, the first woman to own an NSI approved electronic security company, founded the Awards to raise the profile of women working in what is, a traditionally male dominated sector. This prestigious black tie evening is now firmly established in the industry calendar, attracting sponsorship from 13 industry bodies. This year representatives from NSI approved/assessed companies featured as finalists in three of the five award categories:

Security Manager: Janet Owens, Intu Uxbridge.

Frontline: Sara Stephenson – Sodexo (Winner), Wendy Tomlinson – CIS Security and Samantha Askew – Sodexo.

Technical: Carly Taylor – Sodexo.

Contribution to Industry: Amanda McCloskey – CIS Security (Winner).

Richard Jenkins, NSI Chief Executive, is pictured with Amanda McCloskey. He said: “We were delighted to once again sponsor the Women in Security Awards, an event we have been closely involved with for a number of years. It was great to see so many members of the security industry gather to celebrate and honour the success of the Award winners and finalists who play such a vital role within our sector and communities.

“This year NSI was pleased to support the event with a complement of attendees from our own team of women in security, including auditors from within guarding services and security systems. Our warmest congratulations to all of this year’s winners and finalists – we wish them continued success in their careers.”


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